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Dive Review of Patojo's Dive Center/Cpt. Morgan's in
Belize/Ambergris Caye

September, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by John Hluboky, CA, USA
Report Number 680
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Flower Gardens, Bonaire, Solmar, California, Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Cpt Morgan's retreat on Ambergris Caye was a nice, friendly place, but
greatly overpriced.  The online booking agency in the States takes a huge
percentage, so if you are planning to head down there, call the resorts
directly.  You can save $50-60 per night.  Bring lots of deep woods OFF or
your favorite repellent.

Patojo was one of the best dive masters I have ever met.  He and his staff
had excellent dive briefings, were very attentive both above and below
water, and always had time between dives for a story or three.  I highly
recommend Patojo as your dive operator regardless of where you stay on
Ambergris Caye.

Blue hole was worth a visit.  You head out for about 1-1.5 hours from
Ambergris to get to the site.  It was a deep dive with lots of sharks, and
there were two wall dives afterwards on the trip back.
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